A quick audio lesson on Southern Linguistics.
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Southern Supremacy 4 Lyfe.
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Super, super interesting. A brief history on Southern accents and why we sound the way we do. Totally agree with the New Orleans accent. I’ve always maintained that the “Yat accent” (derived from local colloquialism where y’at) was a Brooklyn accent on quaaludes.
If you’re marginally interested in this sort of thing and have about five minutes to spare, check out this video demonstrating a variety of New Orleanian accents.
This is brilliant.
Oh I adore this.
So true, New Orleans has such a variety of accents. That “new york” type is spot on for so many of my friends and then again the more cajun french is highly represented too.
god this was just awesome to hear